Local News

  • What to wear?

    Like it or not, most schools have dress codes today, and every student is expected to follow them.

    Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County public schools and Kentucky Christian Academy have finalized their polices and sent copies home to parents.

    Administrators from the local schools all say students should be aware of the policies, though there have been little or no changes to most of the policies.

    Also, schools have announced that lunch prices remain the same for the upcoming year.

  • Pike makes sculpture


    Valerie Michelle Pike, 17, of Campbellsville completed this anime sculpture. Pike, a home-schooled senior, is the daughter of Ed and Marcenia Pike. They attend Saloma Baptist Church.

  • Money tips for college students

    College students should have a budget, and it is not a bad idea for high school students either.

    A budget is a tool for tracking the money you make compared with the money you spend. Many people would say a budget is a spending plan, but that doesn't take into account savings or investments. So, let's consider it a money plan.

  • Local high school coordinator accepting host family applications

    Kathleen Lesperance, international exchange coordinator for the nonprofit Education First (EF) Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange, is currently accepting applications for host families for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • BackPack Program in need of adoptions for 2011-12 school year

    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty.

    Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and South Central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

    The BackPack Program is a weekly take-home food program for children identified by school officials for being at-risk of being hungry on the weekends when school meals are unavailable.

  • TCHS band selling sponsorships

    Taylor County High School band is selling sponsorships, with proceeds going toward the cost of lettering and upkeep of an equipment trailer for the Taylor County Marching Cardinals.

    The marching Cardinals placed third in Class 3A at the KMEA State Marching Band Competition last year, which was the best showing of any TCHS band in the history of the school.

    There are two levels of sponsorship.

  • Campbellsville residents receives pharmacy degrees

    Two Campbellsville residents recently received doctor of pharmacy degrees.

    John Wilcher, the son of Roger and Deborah Bast, and Danielle Smith, the daughter of Danny and Melissa Williams, were awarded degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy at commencement on May 8.

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy honored 133 students at the ceremony at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

  • LWC offers free classes to area senior citizens

    Area senior citizens can learn Japanese, how to direct a play, explore women's studies and study the Old Testament this fall at Lindsey Wilson College.

    And the cost of the courses is free.

    As part of the LWC Senior Scholars Program, area residents who are 62 years or older may take one undergraduate class this fall with no tuition expense. Senior Scholars must pay for books and supplies for their class.

  • TCHS student graduates from Rogers Scholars program


    Taylor County's Don Dabney has graduated from this summer's second class of The Center for Rural Development's 2011 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

    The Rogers Scholars program - The Center's flagship youth program - provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • CU criminal justice graduate stops woman from attacking family court judge


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    A Campbellsville University Somerset graduate put his degree to work recently when he stopped a woman from attacking the judge July 13.

    Adam Dodson of Monticello, a December 2010 graduate, received a degree in criminal justice because he says he wanted to be in law enforcement. Dodson serves as court security officer in Wayne County.